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Xi’s Post-pandemic Outlook on Asia: Between Guanxi and Mingyun Gongtongti

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  • March 05, 2021

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article 'Xi's Post-pandemic Outlook on Asia' has been published in China Report (Sage), Vol.57, No.1, 2021.

    The article argues that China’s contest with the global community has entered a delicate phase post the COVID-19 period. While the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the non-responsible act of China in tackling the virus to prevent its spread outside the country, the recent aggression of the Chinese leadership on land and maritime domains in Asia has revealed the long-term international objectives of China’s ambitious foreign policy under Xi Jinping. As China attempts to rebuild its global image and profile post the pandemic and, most importantly, to reorder its global governance approach, Beijing may like to revitalise its focus on its Guanxi (relationship or networks) and Mingyun Gongtongti or ‘the Community with a Shared Future for Humankind’ (CHSF). In other words, China’s approach to Asia may take a new turn without Beijing shying away from its original intentions of dictating the Asian order.

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